absbride08

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 02, 2008

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The Bridal Boutique of Raleigh
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The customer service at Bridal Boutique was outstanding. The sales associates were low pressure and offered suggestions about accessories and alterations. They made shopping for a wedding gown fun. They had a large selection of gowns and told me they would match a lower price at another store -- although I didn't see the dress I chose for a lower price anywhere else. My dress came in on time and was perfect. They do have on-site alterations; however, I chose to have my dress altered elsewhere.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Margaret Christie's Sewing Center
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I was referred to Margaret Christie by a friend who had her wedding gown altered there and had Mrs. Christie make flower girl and junior bridesmaid dresses for her. Mrs. Christie altered my wedding gown (including bustle) and made my veil. She is an incredibly sweet and talented lady. She is easy to work with, listens carefully to the bride's wishes and is very affordable.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jewelry design by Brad Dingler
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband found Brad through some guys at our church who had previously had Brad design engagement rings. My husband, with Brad's help, designed my engagement ring, and Brad did both of our wedding bands. My husband especially enjoyed the process with Brad because he was able to go in and select each diamond. Brad is very knowledgeable about what he does and was able to tell us the pros and cons of different types of metals.
Services used: Jewelry

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The Salon
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I found Sally through a friend who had gotten married several months before me. I loved how her hair was elegant, but not overdone. I worked with Sally for a few months to find the perfect style for the wedding day. She listened to me and was willing to try new things. Sally was a joy to work with. She is creative with hair and really enjoys doing wedding parties. Sally did my hair, all of the bridesmaids as well as the mothers. Each person had a style that fit their personality. I was very thankful to have found someone who I could trust with my hair on the big day.
Services used: Unique Services

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Artistry Florals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Once again, I found Artistry Florals by referral. Our flowers were perfect, and everything was easy. I took pictures of the colors and types of flowers I was interested in to our consultation, and they told me exactly what was in season about the time of the wedding and compared the prices of in season and out of season flowers. Artistry did the flowers for the church, and they were beautiful. Everything was exactly as we had requested. I was very impressed, and we received many comments on how great the flowers looked.
Services used: Unique Services

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Setting the Scene
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Setting the Scene was another favorite vendor. From the beginning, I worked with them on the dcor for the reception. We looked through countless magazines and pictures to figure out exactly what I wanted for the reception. They handled everything from linens and centerpieces to a pergola and easel. The reception turned out beautiful. They were very detailed in the planning stages, and I knew I would have nothing to worry about on the big day.
Services used: Unique Services

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Westin Charlotte
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband planned our wedding night accommodations, so I had no idea where we were going. The Westin was beautiful. Upon arriving, we were promptly upgraded to an enormous suite decorated with rose petals. We received champagne and chocolate covered strawberries minutes after being shown to our room. Although we were only there for a few hours before we headed off to the airport, we enjoyed our night at the Westin. The staff there were wonderful.
Services used: Unique Services

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Soiree
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Soiree (Mooresville, NC) was a wonderful choice for our rehearsal dinner. The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. We had a secluded room upstairs for all of our guests and a buffet style dinner. The room was beautifully decorated, and the waitstaff exceeded our expectations.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our DJs were so much fun! I chose Split Second based on several great referrals from friends and family members. My husband and I wanted DJs who would get the reception crowd moving, and that's exactly what we got. Our reception was a blast for us, and Split Second was instrumental in creating a fun environment for everyone.
Services used: DJ

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Superior Letterpress
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found Mike through the Knot. I was looking to customize my invitations, and I knew I wanted letterpress. I ended up designing my own invitations and had Mike print them. They far exceeded my expectations -- they were beautiful. Mike was one of my favorite vendors. He was easy to work with, does incredible work and helped me out along the way. Invitations were important to me, and I was very happy to create invitations that were both unique and elegant - all with Mike's help.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The Citizens Center was a pleasure to work with. They were always available to answer any questions I or a vendor had. The rooms we rented were very nice, and they provided the projector equipment I needed for a slideshow. They allowed my caterer and decorator to stop by several times to check the space out and decide how to set things up.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

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Agie Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Agie was one of my favorite vendors to work with. I came across his work in a bridal magazine and perused his website before calling him. When I first met Agie, I really felt comfortable with him. After looking through more of his work, we selected Agie as our photographer. Photography was important to me, and I felt Agie could capture the moments in a fun and creative way. Beyond talent, though, Agie is personable and so easy to work with. He brings suggestions, but also listens to what the couple wants. He was exactly what we were looking for! I was so impressed with the pictures from the engagement shoot, bridal shoot and especially the wedding day. We also worked with Agie to create our wedding album which was an easy process on my end. The album turned out beautifully, and I have gotten so many compliments on it as well as on our pictures in general. Agie is definitely one of the top photographers to work with.
Services used: Photography

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charsa designs
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The bridesmaid dresses were ordered online to accommodate bridesmaid in different areas who were unable to get fitted at the store. I received sample fabrics and colors from them before finalizing my decision. Charsa's customer service was great, and the dresses were shipped fairly quickly. All of the dresses fit perfectly and looked wonderful. The bridesmaids were very pleased with them, especially since none of them had previously tried the dresses on.
Services used: Dress & Attire